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Geography A Level at The Quest Academy

Course description

Year 12: AS-Level

Component 1: Physical Geography and People and the Environment (1 hour 30 minutes written examination).
Section A – Coastal Systems and Landscapes
Section B – Contemporary Urban Environments

Component 2: Human Geography and Geographical Fieldwork Investigation (1 hour 30 minutes written examination).
Section A – Changing Places
Section B – Geographical Fieldwork Investigation and Skills (a minimum of 2 days fieldwork)

Year 13 – A-Level

Component 1: Physical Geography (2 hour 30 minutes written examination)
Section A – Water and Carbon Cycles
Section B – Coastal Systems and Landscapes (AS)
Section C - Hazards

Component 2: Human Geography (2 hour 30 minutes written examination)
Section A – Global Systems and Global Governance
Section B – Changing Places (AS)
Section C - Contemporary Urban Environments (AS)

Component 3: Geographical Fieldwork Investigation (3000-4000 word report)
A guided individual research project on a question or issue from any part of the specification. Must include data collection and active field research (4 days minimum)


Entry requirements

Students who have studied Geography at GCSE will require at least a B grade.

Students who have not studied Geography at GCSE may be considered if they fulfil the following requirements: a minimum of a grade 6 in English/English Literature, or a B grade in double award Science and/or another Humanities subject (History, Religious Education and/or Citizenship).

Students should have confidence in the interpretation and analysis of numerical and graphical data. They should have the ability to consider evidence from a critical perspective and write fluently about their conclusions. Students should have an enquiring mind with an active interest in contemporary events, they should enjoy research and be thoughtful of alternate perspectives.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Quest Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2017
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